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Deadline: 2017-12-31
Location: Paris France

Post-doctoral positions in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics, Paris, France

The Gravitation group at AstroParticule & Cosmologie APC is seeking qualified individuals for post-doctoral appointments to work in the area of the gravitational wave data analysis and multimessenger astrophysics.

The institute []

APC is an institute funded by the French National Scientific Research Center CNRS and the University of Paris Diderot. The institute is located in Paris, France and it is devoted to astroparticle physics and cosmology. It is involved in many large experiments and observatories in those areas such as the Planck CMB mission, the LSST survey telescope, ESA Euclid survey mission, the KM3NeT neutrino telescope, the SVOM gamma-ray satellite, etc. The institute provides a friendly and lively place to work and a scientifically exciting and stimulating environment to conduct research in.

The positions

The Gravitation group at APC invites applications for postdoctoral research positions. The positions are for two years (24 months). The candidate will be employed by CNRS and will obtain the status of postdoctoral researcher.

Two positions are funded through the ‘Astronomy ESFRI and Research Infrastructure Cluster’ ASTERICS [] which is a Research Infrastructure project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 framework. A third position is funded by the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion and Advanced Research (IFCPAR) in the context of a bilateral grant with Archana Pai at IISER Trivandrum India [].

The candidate will join the Virgo team, currently composed of three permanent researchers, two postdoctoral fellows and three PhD students. The candidate will also join the lively world-wide community formed by the Virgo and LIGO Scientific Collaborations.

The candidate will participate in the analysis of Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo data, and in the development of new methods for the scientific exploitation of future gravitational wave detections.


– PhD or postdoctoral experience in Astrophysics/Astroparticle Physics
– Skills and work experience in the cooperative development of scientific software developments

Information and applications

The application consists in a cover letter, curriculum vitae with a list of publications and a brief description of your research interests. Please include the email addresses of at least two references, who are willing to send a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

The application should be sent by e-mail to Eric Chassande-Mottin (ecm[AT]apc[DOT]in2p3[DOT]fr). Further information on these positions can be obtained from the same contact.

The deadline for applications and related materials is March 15, 2017. Later applications will be considered as well until the positions are filled.

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